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    my ipad screen is black & white, lost the color

    I was trying to download a TV show that I purchased directly to the iPad 2 without using my computer. The download for the TV series was almost finished when the screen seems to hang, nothing was progressing and buttons or tapping did nothing. Things started working again and as I was playing with some Apps, I decided to delete one but when I hit the icon to make it wiggle, everything on the screen wiggled and wouldn't stop wiggling or let me delete that App. Again the screen was frozen or hung. A few minutes passed and all of a sudden the App prompted me to confirm if I wanted to delete it. Only when that pop-up prompted me I noticed all the color was gone on the screen and everything was black & white with some hints of orange here and there. Icons that used to be Red were now a see-thru blue. Its as if I lost the Red Hue. The iPad was 3 months old last week. Any suggestions? I rebooted it, nothing changed, I download 5.1, nothing changed, tried reset with home button and power button at the same time but nothing changed so I still have this black & white screen.
    Last edited by ravennj; 12-22-2011 at 08:37 PM. Reason: resolved the problem already.

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    You may have turned on the White on Black Accessibility option. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility to turn it off.

    You may also want to restart your iPad if you have not done so recently. It's a good idea to do this every once in a while. I'll add some other general fixit steps below, in case you are not aware of them. They would have 'possibly' helped with the original problem you described.




    When you have problems with an app it's a good idea to clear it from RAM.

    Close/Clear the app: With the problem app closed, double tap on the Home button to get the multitask bar. Tap and hold on any icon in the bar until they jiggle, then tap the minus sign on the problem app. This will remove it from RAM and insure a clean start the next time you launch the app.

    If that does not work try a restart,
    Restart: Hold down the power button until the power off slider appears. Slide it off. When the iPad finishes shutting down, hold down the power button again until the Apple logo appears.

    and then a reset if that does not work.

    Reset: Hold down the power and home buttons until the Apple logo appears. The iPad will reboot. This usually takes a bit longer than a restart.

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    try reset if u have genuinely a black and white color...bcoz there is an option to change the color in settings if u havent done that!
    Sent from my White iPad 2.


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